PITTSBURGH — The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been rescued after being kidnapped last week, CBS Pittsburgh reports. Multiple reports out of Venezuela say at least six people were detained Saturday after confessing that they were . Five of those detained were reportedly police officers, including an officer who lived next door to Diaz.
The governor of the Venezuelan state of Zulia tweeted Sunday that Diaz’s mother, Ana Soto, was rescued by security forces.
The Pirates have not yet released a statement confirming these reports.